10 Things You Need To Know About The Ketogenic Diet

1. Overview

The ketogenic or “keto” diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet designed to promote your body’s metabolism running on fats and ketones rather than carbohydrates and sugars. Ketones are the byproduct of lipolysis, the breakdown of lipids (fats).[1]

What you should know: While similar to the more popular Atkins diet, the ketogenic diet is designed to promote ketosis, the fat metabolism often associated with fasting.
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